60 SLA wounded in Akkaraayan fighting on Sunday - LTTE

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 14 October 2008, 03:09 GMT]
More than sixty Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were wounded Sunday when Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) defensive units put up heavy resistance to the SLA offensive forces along the Akkaraayan - Mu'rika'ndi Road, LTTE officials told media in Vanni on Monday.

The SLA advance was thwarted after 6 hours of heavy fighting, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Tigers said.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Army (SLA) sources in Colombo said 2 SLA soldiers were killed and 7 wounded and claimed that 9 LTTE fighters were killed in the southern frontiers of Ki'linochchi district.

The LTTE did not provide figures of those killed in action on both the sides.


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